Smag 7: At-ease appetizers 

The Wedge
4709 N. Western 602-3477

Its antipasto is a sure winner. Wedge acquires in-season roasted beets, fennel, sweet potatoes and red potatoes that are from the community or grown in their very own garden. Talk about local! The platter holds Italian-cured meat, kalamata olives and two other perfect accompaniments: fresh mozzarella and rich and creamy Gorgonzola.

$$$ Italian

Bin 73
7312 N. Western 843-0073

Loaded with impressive hors d’oeuvres, Bin 73’s no-nonsense green chili queso is the top draw by its devotees, simply because it is so tasty. The roasted red pepper hummus and its homemade spring rolls get the nod, too. Brand new at the popular Bin 73 is its mezze platter, with a selection of sublime Middle Eastern appetizers.

$$$ Wine and Full Line of Food

The Shack Seafood & Oyster Bar
303 N.W. 62nd 608-4333 

Knock ’em dead by offering alligator as an appetizer. There are two gator options here: one is deep-fried and it comes with a cream gravy that staff says is absolutely sinful. Or, ask for the blackened version that is paired with a lemon-butter sauce. Note that all hot (not the cold oysters) appetizers are half-off Monday-Friday from 2 to 6 p.m.

$$$ Seafood

The Mediterranean Grill
7868 S. Western 601-8959

For a perfect party
appetizer, the Mediterranean Grill offers its combo platter. No reason
to chop or cook anything. Take a break before all the guests arrive! The
Mediterranean Grill combo holds two stuffed grape leaves, three
falafel, two samosas, two spanakopita, two tiropitas, creamy hummus,
pita wedges and a spicy yogurt sauce. Set it out and welcome your group
of friends!

$$ Mediterranean

4559 N. W. 23rd 948-7373

For devoted vegetarians,
owner Veeral Mehta of Gopuram said he has spinach pakoras that will pair
up with wine from any part of the world, whether the wine is dry or
sweet. They’ve added a Vegetarian Croquit, done with Indian herbs and
spices and its Vegetarian Manchurian with a fusion of Chinese and
Indian. How quick, easy and delicious could that be?

$$ Indian

Let’s Do Greek
180 W. 15th, Edmond 285-8905

If it is warm enough,
gather in your own backyard and watch the sun set. Nibble on appetizers
from Let’s Do Greek that could include a sample plate of feta cheese,
kalamata olives, pepperoncini peppers or get the veggie combo and choose
from hummus, dolma and more. Owners Marsha and Gleen Aguilar are
stocking an interesting yogurt soda that is an acquired taste, but you
will love it.

$$ Healthy Food

Kyles 1025
1025 N.W. 70th 840-0115

Owner Kyle Anderson said the housemade
artichoke dip is the most requested item by regular patrons. “They buy
it by the gallon,” Anderson said. The chefs can custom build a cheese
tray, and it’s best to stick with items that can be served at room
temperature, rather than anything deep-fried. Even its smoked salmon can
be made to go. Think of takeout for Thanksgiving, too.

$$$ Eclectic

—Carol Smaglinski, photos by Mark Hancock and Shannon Cornman

$$: up to $15

$$$: $15-$30

$$$$: above $30

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